Many of us are dreaming of travel daily so we wanted to share four spa treatment recipes to recreate at home. We are greatly missing travel and spa treatments. See below for a fresh herb tonic recipe for your neck from One&Only The Palm Guerlain Spa Manager Maria D. Marques and three facial recipes from the Director of Spa, Emily Richey from the Inn at Perry Cabin. We hope that you have most of these ingredients at home. Let us know if you try any of these and how you liked them. Stay healthy and safe!
One&Only The Palm Guerlain Spa Manager Maria D. Marques’ favorite beauty remedies use natural ingredients using basic pantry staples. Find more spa treatment recipes like these as part of their recently launched online series At Home with One&Only.
Rosemary and Parsley Neck Tonic
Give firmness and elasticity to the skin of your neck with this effective rosemary and parsley tonic. These two ingredients are rich in antioxidants that fight the action of free radicals and keep the skin looking younger for longer. Likewise, they eliminate impurities, accelerate wound healing, provide luminosity and stimulate cell regeneration.
1 tablespoon of fresh parsley
1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary
Half a litre of whole or skimmed milk
1 cotton pad
Add the parsley and rosemary into a glass.
Heat the milk. Choose whole milk for dry skin and skimmed milk for oily skin.
When it starts to boil, remove it from the heat and place it inside the container with the rosemary and parsley. Let the homemade tonic cool down.
Once cool, filter with a strainer and lightly apply it to clean skin using a cotton pad. Store the toner in a bottle and place it in the refrigerator, where it will keep for several days. Apply every morning and night for optimum results.
Inn at Perry Cabin is a waterfront estate nestled along the Chesapeake Bay in St. Michael’s, Maryland, a town steeped in the regions crabbing and oystering traditions. The Spa at Perry Cabin provides a unique experience combining therapeutic bodywork with plant-based treatments made from herbs and aromatics grown in the Inn’s very own garden and harvested from farms throughout the Eastern Shore. Below find three of their fabulous and simple do-it-yourself spa recipes.
Turmeric Facial Mask
“Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, reduces redness and uneven skin tones and so many more great benefits. This mask is easy to make and can be used once a week.” – Director of Spa, Emily Richey, Inn at Perry Cabin
- ½ Tbsp Turmeric powder
- ½ tsp Lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (warm to liquify)
Once the ingredients are mixed, apply the mask with a facial brush (to prevent turning your fingers yellow) and then leave on for 20 and wash with your daily face cleanser, a cream cleanser is best to get all the yellow off the skin.
Mint Facial Mask
“Mint is a great herb with excellent benefits, both internally and topically. This easy-to-make mask will instantly hydrate the skin while tightening the pores; and, when crushed, the aroma of the mint is an instant mood lifter.” – Director of Spa, Emily Richey, Inn at Perry Cabin
- 10 Mint leaves
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil (warm to liquify)
Use a mortar and pestle to crush the mint (or a food processor) and combine the crushed mint with coconut oil.
*replace oil with lemon to spot treat acne and scars
*replace oil with 1/4 cucumber ground to cool a sunburn
*replace oil with 2 tbsp banana for glowing skin
“The caffeine in the coffee will minimize the appearance of cellulite and will scrub off winter skin for a fresh rejuvenated appearance. Applying this scrub in the morning as the caffeine will also give you an energy boost the same way your morning coffee would.” – Director of Spa, Emily Richey, Inn at Perry Cabin
- 2 Tbsp fresh coffee grounds
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil (warm to liquify)
Combine the coffee and coconut oil to create a body scrub, use all over the body.
*If you want to make more, just use equal parts coffee and coconut oil
*For more exfoliation add 2 Tbsp of sugar, we use coconut sugar at the Spa
*Add some vanilla if you want this recipe if the plain coffee scent is too strong
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